Riverside Community Care Teaching Assistant - Part Time in Needham, Massachusetts

Teaching Assistant - Part Time

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Job Description

Great opportunity to join a unique, innovative therapeutic school program that enables students to develop confidence and success in academic achievement and social situations.

The Riverside School aims to provide student-centered educational experiences that foster a culture of mutual respect and appreciation for learning.

Our services support opportunities for leadership within the school, home and larger community, allowing youth to develop self-esteem and to graduate within a timeframe commensurate with their peers.

The Teaching Assistant will:

  • work as part of a team to provide direct supports, social skill groups, tutorial services, guidance, education, advocacy and supervision for students

  • support the human rights of individuals through the development of self-worth, empowering individuals to become the primary decision makers in their lives

  • offer listening and counseling presence for individuals with questions/concerns

The Riverside School is a 12-month school with 6 weeks of scheduled vacation.

Occasional evenings required to attend parent advisory board meetings, open house events and other community building events.

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (32 hours per week)

To learn more about the Riverside School, please watch this inspirational video! Derek’s Story: Riverside School

Required Skills

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to function independently

  • Basic computer fluency, including Microsoft Office, required

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle required for local travel

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • Previous experience working with individuals with special needs preferred

The Riverside School and Life Skills Program (Riverside Community Care) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age in treatment or employment at Riverside, admission or access to Riverside, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that Riverside operates. Riverside is required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate in such a manner. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies:

  • Section 504 Coordinator(s): Monica Garlick, (781) 320-5383, 270 Bridge Street Suite 301 Dedham, MA 02026

  • Title IX Coordinator(s): Paulo Fulton, (781) 320-5312, 270 Bridge Street Suite 301 Dedham, MA 02026

  • Age Act Coordinator(s): Monica Garlick, (781) 320-5383, 270 Bridge Street Suite 301 Dedham, MA 02026

Job Location

Needham, Massachusetts, United States

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